Finished in late September after more than a decade of planning and construction, the 800-mile-long CapX2020 transmission project has prompted more than 3,600 megawatts of clean energy project proposals, according to Xcel Energy.
While the Sioux nation has been in the spotlight almost daily for its opposition to construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, it has much more quietly been pursuing renewable energy development on the Standing Rock Reservation and other tribal lands across North and South Dakota.
A proposal in South Dakota would spread tax benefits from wind farms across the entire state, diminishing a key selling point developers have with landowners.
A South Dakota legislative committee on Friday killed a bill that would have required regulated utilities in the state to use a standard set of criteria in establishing an avoided-cost rate.
Advocates in South Dakota are seeking more transparency in the way customers with solar power are compensated for electricity they feed back to the grid.
Students in South Dakota will be taught about climate change in public schools subsequent to a unanimous vote by the state’s board of education this week.
Despite having some of the best wind potential in the U.S., South Dakota lags in development. One reason may be the state’s tax policy.
Wind provides a key source of reliable energy and helps stabilize the grid, contrary to fears about what happens when the “wind doesn’t blow,” a new AWEA report says.
A new study finds that for rural communities, wind farms are seen primarily as a welcome economic development — even if developers’ promises don’t completely pan out.
State Rep. Paula Hawks continues to push for a net metering law in South Dakota, one of the few states in the country without one.